Sonia to visit avalanche-hit areas of J&K

February 21st, 2008 - 10:59 am ICT by admin  

Sonia Gandhi
Jammu, Feb 21 (ANI): Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi will visit avalanche-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir today.
Soon after her arrival here, Sonia will fly to Udahmpur Air Force base where she will be received by Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Union Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz.
UPA Chairperson will meet affected people in Bhaderwah, which is Azad’s hometown and assembly constituency.
Later, she will make an aerial survey of worst-hit Kapran, Verinag and Dooru areas of Anantnag district.
About 200 people were rescued while 12 people were killed in avalanches and blizzards that struck these areas in the first week of February.
Before leaving for Delhi, she will also meet officers and party leaders at Khanbal Dak Bungalow in Anantnag district. (ANI)

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